New Referal Procedure
Updated On: Dec 13, 2022


1. All applicants for employment shall fill out a “Registration Application”.  This must be completely filled out, in ink, and signed by the applicant in person.
2. After registration, initial sign-in will be in person, by phone, by fax, e-mail, or via website at the Local Union Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.  All applicants must have a termination form from the most recent employer, and for BK 2 members, a letter of introduction from the local union where the applicant maintains his/her membership.  Said letter shall state the classification and the out of work status of the applicant.
3. The Referral Agent shall evaluate the application and place the applicant in the highest group for which he/she qualifies, in accordance with the Labor Agreement.  The Referral Agent shall mark the group number on the Registration Application with the date noted and signed in the appropriate space.
4. Each applicant shall be advised of his group classification. Applicants placed in Groups 2-3-4 will be advised that referrals will be made from Group I until all applicants in Group I are referred for employment.  Then referrals will be made from Groups 2-3- and 4. 
5. Applicants must re-sign monthly beginning on the 10th and ending on the 16th of each month.  Re-sign shall be via website, email, fax, in person, or by mail.  If an applicant fails to resign he/she shall be dropped off the out-of-work list.
6. Employers requesting men must call the referral office prior to 4:00 p.m. in order to be included in the next mornings calls to applicant.
7.  Calls for manpower will be tape-recorded daily and placed on automatic recording machines at 4:30 p.m.  A brief description of the nature of the call will be provided stating the names of the employers, the start date, the number of positions available and the anticipated duration (if available).  The recorder will show date and time of each call received
If there are no requests for manpower that day, a message stating there are no requests today will be on the recorder.
Registered referral applicants inquiring about job information may call 715-878-4068 or 1-800-442-3914 (1-800-4IBEW14) if applicant resides outside the local calling area in Wisconsin.
At the conclusion of recorded job information, an applicant will be given a brief opportunity to indicate his/her job preference, if any.
All Applicants will be required to give their name and card number when responding to recorded job information along with his/her preference and phone number and/or contact person.
Promptly at 8:00 a.m. the following morning or on Monday at 8:00 a.m. if applicable, the job recording will be disconnected.  All respondents will be ranked according to their referral position.  The respondents with the highest referral position, who have indicated a job preference, will be notified by phone by 10:00 a.m. of the issuance of a referral slip and job reporting information.
Any person referred for employment to an employer and returns from that employer through no fault on his/her part, within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of referral, shall be returned to his/her prior position on the out of work list.
All respondents who have not been notified by 10:00 a.m. the following morning can assume that their     referral position was not high enough to be issued a referral.
Job information and requests will only be available through the job line.  All inquires or requests during normal office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will be referred to the job line in order to maintain fairness and equity in the system.  
8. The only exception to the above procedure will be to fill job requests of an emergency nature that would necessitate immediate referral of manpower.  Under emergency provisions every effort will be made to call referral applicants in order of their referral position to fill such requests.  
9. The Referral Agent shall remove from the “Out of Work” list the name of any applicant who accepts a referral but fails to report for work.  The fact will be so noted on the back of the applicants registration application.
10. Applicants requested off the out of work list for special skills, subforeman, or foreman by an employer will only be considered if it is in writing, signed by the employer and the following provisions met:
A)  There must be a bonafide need for the special skill or a subforeman or  foreman.
B)  The request must contain the name and location of the job, the special skill involved and the approximate duration of the job or the special skill portion of the job.
C)  If the special skill or a subforeman or foreman request is considered, it will be with the express condition, in writing, that the man will be terminated when the special skills portion for which he was hired is completed, or in the case of the subforeman or foreman, when he is reduced to Journeyman he will be terminated.
D) The employer will send the written request complying with the provisions of(A.B.C.) postmarked no later than the following day.
11. Duration of a short calls shall be a maximum of 14 calendar days only.  At termination you will be returned to his/her position on Book I and be placed on the bottom of the Short Call list.  In no event will any person work beyond the 14-calendar day call.  All members working a short call must notify the referral office on the day of their termination.
12. Any person called to “active duty” while on the “out of work list” shall notify the referral agent to have his name marked “active duty” and will hold his place on the list without re-sign until his return from active duty.  He must notify the referral agent within fifteen (15) working days of his return.
13. All applicants must notify the hall upon being laid off from an employer.

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